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Court Rules ‘Guilty’ in Anna Delvey Trial
Scam artist Anna Delvey made headlines in the art world after she tried to embezzle money. The money was allegedly to fund her non-existent art project. The lady, whose real name is Anna Sorokin, was recently found guilty in a Manhattan court.
The court found Sorokin guilty on almost all counts that she was charged with. These including grand larceny on first, second and third count, and theft. Sorokin’s American visa has also reportedly expired. Meaning that she will be deported back to her country of origin – Germany – as soon as possible.
Apart from her impending deportation, the scammer also awaits her sentence, which will be announced on May 9, 2019. She could be facing about 15 years in prison.
It is estimated that Anna Delvey stole a total of $275,000. The mastermind made all this money by simply pretending to be a German heiress with a big bank account and a business plan. She made friends in the right places – friends who did no due diligence – and borrowed money from them, with which she funded a lavish lifestyle that supported her story.
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